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Here we passed through Khumjung village on our way towards more giant Himalayan peaks. Ama Dablam is the glorious mountain in the background at 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), one of the most remarkable peaks anywhere in the world. Alongside the trail were many yaks, such as this content one here. They are used to cart a lot of trekking and mountaineering equipment up to the higher regions. A lot of the menus in the lodges claim to have ‘yak steak’ available for dinner, but the reality is that very few animals are slaughtered in the sacred Khumbu region and that this meat is likely sourced from the lowlands, an unrefrigerated journey for up to a week. This was evidenced by many carcasses seen on the backs of porters. I liked this photo as it was a typical view as seen by the trekker; big towering peaks behind smaller hills, terraced stone hills, beasts of burden and the winding trail ahead.

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